Posts Tagged ‘Matthew’

  • Not Only a Father: Knowing the unknowable

    Apr 30, 13 • God as mother, Matthew, Numbers, PsalmsComments Off on Not Only a Father: Knowing the unknowable
    Not Only a Father: Knowing the unknowable

    The final podcast in a series written as guest posts for Sacraparental that express the key ideas of Not Only a Father briefly and simply. This one explores a few ways to experience God as motherly. Looks at Psalm 131 and Jesus teaching in Matthew 5 & 6 as well as Numbers 11. For more [&hellip...

  • Casuistic and apodictic: part 4: Is it a Matthew thing?

    Casuistic and apodictic: part 4:  Is it a Matthew thing?

    It is about time I finished this casuistry thing (unless any of you know different), but first I think I should show that this approach to Scripture is not just a Matthew thing, but does indeed come from Jesus. We’ll look at a neat case from Mark ...

  • Casuistic and apodictic: part 3: Jesus reads more Scripture

    Casuistic and apodictic: part 3: Jesus reads more Scripture

    Here’s the third (I hope gripping) installment of this series on why the distinction between casuistic and apodictic matters beyond the form criticism of the legal corpora of the Pentateuch 😉 Apart from that one (corpora) no new “long words” this time, and that one is NOT in the podcast 😉 — with Gospel of [&hellip...

  • Casuistic and apodictic: part 2: The Jesus Key

    Casuistic and apodictic: part 2: The Jesus Key

    This is the video version of the second part of this three part series. (Part one, explained the difference between the two sorts of law.) Here I claim that the distinction helps us make sense of Jesus seemingly contradictory teaching about Old Testament law. I was a bit careless in narrating this one, note that [&hellip...

  • Jesus and the centurion’s lad (pais)

    Aug 21, 12 • Gender, Jesus, Luke, MatthewComments Off on Jesus and the centurion’s lad (pais)
    Jesus and the centurion’s lad (pais)

    Huffington Post article claiming the pais was the centurion’s sex partner produced a little flurry of posts and comment on the biblical blogs. Gavin at Otagosh in Jesus and the Centurion’s boy wrote: “I’m not sure the story actually has much value in terms of current debates on homosexuality.” Is that right?  ...

  • E100-62: Matthew 14:22 – 14:36: Walking on Water

    Jul 13, 10 • E100, Jesus, MatthewComments Off on E100-62: Matthew 14:22 – 14:36: Walking on Water
    E100-62: Matthew 14:22 – 14:36: Walking on Water

    As it does in Luke, Matthew’s account the feeding of the 5,000 follows after Herod speculating that Jesus is John come back to life, but Matthew used this opportunity to tell the gruesome story of John’s death. Luke moved quickly from John’s death, to tell of the disciples’ successful mission, whereas Matthew tell us that [&hellip...

  • E100-58: Matthew 13:1 – 13:58: More about parables

    Jul 7, 10 • E100, Grace, Jesus, Matthew, ParableComments Off on E100-58: Matthew 13:1 – 13:58: More about parables
    E100-58: Matthew 13:1 – 13:58: More about parables

    This chapter is a big sack of parables, and we’ve already seen that a parable is in essence a comparison, where light is thrown on something by talking about something else, better known or more clear or vivid. The parable of the the sower is particularly complicated and developed, with lots of details but still [&hellip...

  • E100-57: Matthew 6:5 – 7:29: Sermon on the Mount Part 2

    Jul 6, 10 • E100, Jesus, Matthew, ParableComments Off on E100-57: Matthew 6:5 – 7:29: Sermon on the Mount Part 2
    E100-57: Matthew 6:5 – 7:29: Sermon on the Mount Part 2

    Prayer and Parables This section is a mix of teaching and parables. There is so much to talk about, so I’ll focus on how Jesus teaches: like a true Jew! in parables 6:5-8 sounds just like the prophets: true religion is not about what other people think of us, but Jusus is even more deeply [&hellip...

  • E100 Week 12: The teachings of Jesus the prophet

    E100 Week 12: The teachings of Jesus the prophet

    This week’s readings contain a sample of Jesus teachings. In reading them we will notice two things particularly that will help us better understand: (a) Jesus is a prophet: so the rules we learnt for reading Old Testament prophets will help us understand Jesus. These rules were: Prophets spoke to a context: knowing the who, [&hellip...

  • E100-55: Matthew 3:13 – 4:17: Testing the Messiah

    Jul 2, 10 • E100, Jesus, MatthewComments Off on E100-55: Matthew 3:13 – 4:17: Testing the Messiah
    E100-55: Matthew 3:13 – 4:17: Testing the Messiah

    Matthew has introduced Jesus, giving his genealogy, linking him to the story of God’s chosen people in particular to David the great king (messiah) and Abraham the ancestor (patriarch) whom God first chose and blessed to be the blessing of the rest of humanity, and four really interesting women. He has told the birth, with [&hellip...